Grace Brewster Murray Hopper

American computer scientist and US Navy rear admiral

Grace Hopper -- Computer Scientist
Grace Hopper -- Computer Scientist

Here's a list of Admiral Hopper's major accomplishments

  • One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark 1 computer
  • Pioneer of computer programming
  • Part of the development team for the UNIVAC 1 computer
  • Early believer that computer languages could be written in English and compiled to machine language
  • This belief contributed to the invention of COBOL programming language
  • Part of the development of CODASYL

Grace Hopper's prescient quote concerning the limits of artificial intelligence, 1987:
"A human must turn information into intelligence or knowledge.
We've tended to forget that no computer will ever ask a new question."
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